New MinuteClinic opens in Ladson, North Charleston next

By Ashley Barker
abarker@scbiznews.com
Published March 13, 2014

By the end of this month, there will be six MinuteClinic locations in the Charleston metro area and 38 in South Carolina, according to a news release.

The retail-based medical clinic recently open a location inside the CVS pharmacy store at 9625 Highway 78 in Ladson. A second clinic is expected to open in North Charleston in late March.

Nurse practitioners with MinuteClinic, a division of CVS Caremark Corp., can diagnose, treat and write prescriptions for common illnesses such as strep throat and ear, eye, sinus, bladder and bronchial infections, the release said. Common vaccinations are available at most locations, and minor wounds, abrasions, skin conditions and joint sprains can be treated.

“Since opening our first store-based clinic in South Carolina in 2008, we have helped to expand access to high-quality, convenient and affordable care to thousands of residents who have visited us at CVS pharmacy locations near where they live and work,” said Dr. Andrew Sussman, president of MinuteClinic, in a statement.

The MinuteClinics in the Charleston area operate from 8:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., Monday through Friday; from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Saturday; and from 10 a.m. until 5:30 p.m., Sunday. No appointments are required, and most health insurances are accepted.

Reach Ashley Barker at 843-849-3144 or @AshleyNBarker.

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